March 31st, 2003


Goodbye, Leonard Zubkoff

Saturday I went to a wake and memorial service for Leonard Zubkoff. It was very nice.

His first wife and best friend, Jan Jewell, organized the whole thing and did a lovely job. It was at the Mountain Winery (IIRC, it had been the Paul Masson Winery for years). The setting was gorgeous; Leonard would've loved it and the windy drive up to it. I'm not a big fan of windy roads and was thinking mostly of Dramamine, but that's okay.

I wasn't sure what kind of food might be served, so I made myself a breakfast of crepe-pancakes "pseudo-British style" with lemon juice and granular Splenda to fill myself up before I got there. As I arrived, I saw familiar faces and was reminded of how many crowds Leonard and I both ran around in. Some of these folks were people I had known primarily through my ex-husband, and whom I hadn't seen in 15 or 20 years.

My speech went well. All the speakers were excellent.

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Leonard and I were creative in different ways. I tend to be creative in more "traditional" ways -- art, music, cooking, sewing. Anyone who doesn't think computer science is a creative art needs to look at his body of work. He had so much more in him...sigh.
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